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CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event. Cable news channel CNN sent sketch artist Bill Hennessy to the famous West Wing press room, a change from the American courtrooms where he normally works. Instead of broadcasting the briefing live, CNN carried only audio of White House spokesman Sean Spicer's session with journalists.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria
Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State
The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

By Raju Gopalakrishnan and Manuel Mogato MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana. Soft-spoken and reserved, 60-year-old Farhana Maute owns property in Mindanao and in Manila, and runs a construction business, say people who know the family and security analysts who have scrutinized its background.

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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall - a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

US condemns Islamic State demolition of Mosul mosque
US condemns Islamic State demolition of Mosul mosque

The Al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret were levelled on Wednesday evening as US-backed Iraqi forces closed in on jihadist hold-outs in the northern city. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once exploited the powerful symbolism of the mosque to boost his stature when he gave his first sermon as leader of the group.

Pelosi Refuses To Step Down
Pelosi Refuses To Step Down

"Her time has come and gone."

The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on reactions to Tuesday's congressional election in Georgia (all times EDT):

Counterfeit ISIS LEGO Sets Are Being Manufactured In China
Counterfeit ISIS LEGO Sets Are Being Manufactured In China

One mother found her son playing with a set that had figures armed with a chainsaw and a bloodied head.

German prosecutors investigate teenager for shooting toy gun at Thai king

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich late one evening earlier this month. The unidentified youth, together with a 13-year-old who is too young to be investigated, is suspected of having fired the gun from a garden or house window at a group of cyclists that included King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a regular visitor to Bavaria, and his entourage. First it was fired at a group of cyclists, one of whom was the King of Thailand," said Thomas Rauscher, prosecutor in the southern town of Landshut.

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Trump's Renewed Russia Sanctions Look A Lot Like Obama's

New measures target Russian officials, and a martial arts training firm linked to a pro-Putin biker gang.

Michelle Obama's latest Instagram post gives new meaning to squad goals
Michelle Obama's latest Instagram post gives new meaning to squad goals

Shoutout to former First Lady Michelle Obama for continuing to inspire us to keep up with our #HealthGoals. On Monday, Obama shared on Instagram that she frequently hosted workout bootcamps with her friends while she was in the White House. Even though she's no longer living on Pennsylvania Avenue, she decided to continue the tradition. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama celebrated Father's Day with this precious throwback photo "Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first," she wrote in the post. When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn't...

NATO Allies Press Trump To Stop Steel Crackdown
NATO Allies Press Trump To Stop Steel Crackdown

They argue that protectionist measures on the metal will hurt them, not China.

Woman Beats and Chokes 11-Year-Old Daughter in Near-Fatal 'Exorcism': Cops
Woman Beats and Chokes 11-Year-Old Daughter in Near-Fatal 'Exorcism': Cops

The Northern California girl is now safe.

Russia Threatens U.S. Warplanes in Syria, Escalating Tensions
Russia Threatens U.S. Warplanes in Syria, Escalating Tensions

The warnings come a day after a U.S. jet downed a Syrian regime bomber.

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India's ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate

India's ruling party on Monday named a lawyer from the lowest Dalit caste as its candidate for president, a move seen as an attempt to reach out to the marginalised community. Ram Nath Kovind, 71, is likely to take up the largely ceremonial post when the term of Pranab Mukherjee ends next month, becoming the second Dalit to be India's head of state. The president is voted in by an electoral college comprised of federal and state lawmakers, and the ruling ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is thought to have the support it needs to push its candidate through.

US Navy probes destroyer crash that killed seven in Japan
US Navy probes destroyer crash that killed seven in Japan

A probe into the crash between a US navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged cargo ship was under way Monday, as the names of seven American sailors who died were made public. Investigators were looking at how the USS Fitzgerald came to be holed in the smash in a busy shipping lane near its home port. The container ship, the 222-metre Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal, made a 180 degree turn shortly before the accident, according to data from the Marine Traffic website.

US shoots down Syria warplane that
US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the United States and regime forces. The incident further complicates the country's six-year war and comes as a US-led coalition and allied fighters battle to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian bastion Raqa. Government ally Iran also Sunday launched missiles from its territory against alleged IS positions in eastern Syria for the first time, in response to an IS-claimed attack in Tehran.

Commuters are sharing this powerful sign after London mosque attack
Commuters are sharing this powerful sign after London mosque attack

London is waking up to yet another terrorist attack that struck the Muslim community in Finsbury Park when a van drove into a crowd of worshippers killing one man and injuring 10. But the diverse community in north London refuses to give in to terrorism, as this picture tweeted by a commuter shows:  My local tube worker Finsbury Park pic.twitter.com/oDRRHQr7J1 - Charlie Robertson (@RencapMan) June 19, 2017 At many Tube stations across the city, it's tradition to write a "thought of the day" on whiteboards inside the station. Following the Finsbury Park attack, this London Underground worker wrote the quote of the day urging people to stick together after the attack. The...

10 Things to Know for Today
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attack
Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attack

An incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a "terrorist attack," Met Police confirmed.  The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident - the headline on the first BBC story was "Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park" - as they were waiting for more details to trickle in.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this 'Daily Mail' headline However, one media organisation overreached with a really weird tweet: "Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured."...

How to Buy Luggage
How to Buy Luggage

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Suitcases, carry-ons, and other kinds of luggage all have plenty in common. They usually come with wheels, a handle, and...

Apple basically confirms its interest in taking on Netflix
Apple basically confirms its interest in taking on Netflix

Apple on Friday confirmed what we already know: it's very interested in producing original video programming in the future, and that its efforts will not be limited to making karaoke shows and app development-based TV. Apple has hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to lead its video programming departments. Before joining Apple, where they will report to Eddy Cue, they served as presidents for Sony Pictures Television since 2005. Under Erlicht and Van Amburg, Sony Pictures Television's original primetime series more than tripled, Apple says, with the duo being responsible for various popular TV series made for Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. Erlicht said they want to bring to Apple video...

Trump Cuba policy reversal means few immediate changes
Trump Cuba policy reversal means few immediate changes

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he was "canceling" his predecessor's move to ease sanctions on Cuba, but in practice there will be few immediate changes. Trump has ordered the Treasury and Commerce Departments to begin a policy review within 30 days to design new regulations, but that process could take several months. No policy changes will take effect until the departments have finalized the new rules.

Here's Your Last Chance to Save $50 on the PS4 Gold 1TB
Here's Your Last Chance to Save $50 on the PS4 Gold 1TB

Sony has given its PlayStation 4 the Midas touch. After depleting its inventory, Amazon has it in stock once again for $249.99. It's $50 cheaper than the traditional 1TB PS4, but the gold console will only be on sale through June 17.

I got so worked up over the new Twitter design that it has cost me everything
I got so worked up over the new Twitter design that it has cost me everything

I sit before you a broken man. My job, my house, my car, even my family… every luxury I enjoyed but a week ago, has vanished.  SEE ALSO: 8 Twitter improvements that could actually help out It all began yesterday morning. I sat in my cubicle at work, refreshing Twitter, when I noticed a peculiar difference in the layout. Negligible to most, but not to me. The sharp corners I had come to love and expect from the website of Twitter had suddenly become round and curvy. The profile photos… no longer in that familiar square we all loved, but a wretched circle. The font. O, the font… My eyes could not believe themselves.   I was upset. Anger shot through my body in red hot fury. I could...

Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin
Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

ERIN, Wis. (AP) - The pilot of a small blimp that crashed Thursday near the U.S. Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament suffered serious injuries, including burns, investigators said.

Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can
Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can't afford it

Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Key iPhone 8 Feature Just Confirmed
Key iPhone 8 Feature Just Confirmed

Some of the earliest rumors about Apple's next iPhone suggested that it would include wireless charging, a feature that's long been missing from Apple's smartphones.

China fines Emirates for flying at wrong altitude
China fines Emirates for flying at wrong altitude

China's civil aviation authority has fined Dubai-based Emirates airline for violating safety rules and banned it from adding new routes in the country for six months. On April 17, an Emirates plane flew at the wrong height over the city of Urumqi in far-western Xinjiang, causing "serious flight conflict," the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in a statement. In another "unsafe event" also over Urumqi on May 18, an Emirates plane lost radio communications during its flight, the regulator said.

Beijing Just Poached Panama, Among the Last of Taiwan
Beijing Just Poached Panama, Among the Last of Taiwan's Remaining Friends

China covets the canal, but the move is more about squeezing Taiwan.

Trump Attacks Comey, Democrats On Twitter
Trump Attacks Comey, Democrats On Twitter

The president lashed out a number of targets on Sunday.

Trump rebuffs bipartisanship, banks on base to tame turmoil
Trump rebuffs bipartisanship, banks on base to tame turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is banking on his loyal base of supporters to help him through the tangle of the Russia turmoil.

Looking for a Gift for Dad? How About a Smartwatch?
Looking for a Gift for Dad? How About a Smartwatch?

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Still struggling to find the perfect Father's Day gift for your techie dad? Four great options just passed through our l...

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Erdogan says 'not witnessed' Qatar give support to terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he has never known Qatar to give support to terror organisations, a charge made by Saudi Arabia and its allies who have cut ties with the gas-rich emirate. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and other states broke off relations on Monday over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups as well as its ties to Iran, Riyadh's regional arch-rival. On Friday, the Saudis and their allies placed several Qataris and Doha-based organisations on a "terror list" as the bitter diplomatic row escalated.

How the First 'Biggest Loser' Winner Gained All the Weight Back, and His Mission to Lose It Again
How the First 'Biggest Loser' Winner Gained All the Weight Back, and His Mission to Lose It Again

Ryan Benson is hoping to get back in shape with the help of the show's former executive producer, J.D. Roth.

Where it went wrong for Theresa May
Where it went wrong for Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered one of the most dramatic reversals in recent British political history, losing an overall majority in parliament in a snap election she had been predicted to win easily. May had called the election on April 18, urging voters to boost her 17-seat working majority in order to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations. Opinion polls at that time gave her Conservatives a 20-point lead over Labour, enough for a potentially triple-figure majority.

Comey: Trump told
Comey: Trump told 'Lies, Plain and Simple'

The former FBI chief goes on the attack in his first public account of his firing, accusing the president of pressuring him to drop Flynn probe.

Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates
Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates

Apple's WWDC 2017 is fully underway, and the news out of the show is already starting to get people excited. The company just announced all-new updates to the iMac, including 7th-gen Intel Core "Kaby Lake" processors, improved display performance, and up to 32GB of memory on the 21.5-inch model, and 64GB of memory on the 27-inch model. Along with the new iMac internals, the new models will come with a pair of USB-C ports, as well as Apple's hybrid fusion hard drives, standard. The displays on the new iMacs gain a significant boost in maximum brightness, making them approximately 43% brighter than the previous models. Apple showed off how powerful the new iMac hardware is via a...

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Chelsea's Search Comes To An End On 'The Young And The Restless'

Chelsea's search for Chloe comes to a shocking and unexpected end on "The Young and the Restless."

Indian PM kicks off Europe tour in powerhouse Germany
Indian PM kicks off Europe tour in powerhouse Germany

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel for joint cabinet talks in Berlin Tuesday as the Asian population giant and Europe's top economy seek to deepen ties. Merkel has long cultivated strategic relations with the world's biggest democracy and rival Asian power to China, whose Prime Minister Li Keqiang will also visit Berlin this week. Merkel often stresses that Germany and the European Union must compete with the new emerging economic giants, and on Sunday she said that Germany can no longer completely depend on traditional allies the United States and Britain in the age of President Donald Trump and Brexit.

Police: Man accused of killing boyfriend then self
Police: Man accused of killing boyfriend then self

A man found shot to death in his northwest Houston home was discovered by a concerned friend who hadn't heard from him in days.

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

JERUSALEM (AP) - The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.

Poland gathers data on foreigners in the country
Poland gathers data on foreigners in the country

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's deputy defense minister on Monday cited security concerns in Europe as he tried to justify a move to gather data on foreign visitors and residents.

U.S. Senator calls for probe into promotion of Kushner Cos deal
U.S. Senator calls for probe into promotion of Kushner Cos deal

By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into "potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations" made by companies promoting investment in a property development involving the family company of White House advisor Jared Kushner. Citing a May 12 report by Reuters, Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, requested a review of claims made by Chinese migration agency Qiaowai and the U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) in the marketing of the One Journal Square project in Jersey City, New Jersey to potential investors in China. Grassley flagged his concerns to the Department of Homeland Security and the...

Jared Kushner's Has A Massive Net Worth
Jared Kushner's Has A Massive Net Worth

Before joining the Trump administration and business empire, Kushner's family was already worth more than $1 billion.

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army
Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat of militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group.

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